I'm looking for some advice. I'm a 26 year old male who, for the last month & 1/2 have been suffering from lower right abdominal pain. The pain was at first very sharp and made me nauseous, so much so that I went to the ER. At the ER, I had a CT scan, blood work, stool sample, as well as urine, and all showed negative. I was flabbergasted because while I was in the ER, I was in so much pain as well as retching quite a lot. This pain continued to persist pretty much constantly, with no relation to what I ate. I lost my appetite and became very fatigued and began to lose weight as a result. I actually ended up going to the ER several more times out of pain and each time - nothing. My bowel habits began to change - I had increased gas, more-than-usual smelly stools, etc. About halfway through one doctor prescribed me Cipro and this did nothing except give me antibiotic-induced diarrhea for almost two weeks, causing me to lose even more weight. I literally went from 156 lbs. of muscle and health to 137.5 lbs (today). I feel awful. Because I'm a veteran I get seen at the VA, which is actually pretty terrible. I think I've seen my actual primary care doctor once, otherwise it's just been a bunch of newbies. I've since begun to see a new doctor via private insurance at my college and just received a referral to see a GI doc next week. I assume the next step is a colonoscopy? One thing I've heard thrown around is IBS or Chron's Disease, but it seems that I don't present with either of these 'typical' symptoms, other than right-sided abdominal pain. It's right over where the appendix is at. (I should mention that it seems highly unlikely it's the appendix because I've literally had like 3 CT scans since this all started). The pain also seems to radiate down into my upper inner right thigh and sometimes around my whole belly with bloating and nausea. I don't have frequent diarrhea or constipation or anything like that, but recently I noticed that in the last two days my stool has had flecks of red covering it. I don't mean to be gross, but it looks like maroon-colored spriknlings on the stool and within it and appear to have some density to them. To summarize my symptoms: localized, lower right-sided abdominal pain (just left of hip bone), peripheral pain in upper inner thigh, nausea, bloating, indigestion, general malaise, fatigue (feeling like absolutely wiped out). Also when the pain presents itself in the right side, it seems to bubble and whir constantly and I pass a lot of gas, sometimes very smelly. Other things: I take zoloft 50 mg for anxiety/depression. I avoid painkillers because, well, we know those aren't really good for the stomach. I just drink ginger tea and use a heating pad for relief when the pain gets bad. I really am just looking for any similar experience or help or even just support. This has been a very difficult time for me, seeing my body be diminished by whatever this is. Emotionally I am a wreck and sometimes find myself just holding my wife and crying out of frustration and pain.